Sudden swerving is still the main reason behind deaths on roads despite our campaigns to educate motorists to use indicators and not change lanes until it's safe," he said.
Sudden swerving caused 461 major accidents in 2015 and we hope the number won't be more in the coming months.
However, police said they hope the roads are getting safer as the 122 figure for the first 10 months of 2015 suggests the annual total will be lower than last year, when 177 people died -- with 45 of them from sudden swerving.
Suddenly changing lanes is a serious offence, and it caused many deaths last year, more than in 2013, despite the fact that there were less instances of sudden swerving in 2014 than 2013.
In 2014, there were 520 accidents caused by sudden swerving that killed 46 people, and 740 accidents killing 41 in 2013.
Fatigue, inattention, not leaving a safe distance between vehicles, exceeding the speed limit, and using a mobile phone while driving are some actions that can lead to sudden swerving.
Earlier this week, during an event to launch a month-long campaign about the dangers of swerving, Major General Al Zafein revealed the practice claimed the lives of 41 people last year.
Statistics issued by the Dubai Police Traffic Department showed that swerving suddenly to change lanes topped the list of reasons for deaths on the road.
Statistics issued by the Dubai Police Traffic Department showed that swerving to change lanes topped the list of reasons for deaths on the road.
He said the fine for sudden swerving is Dh200 in addition to four black points but if the fine is issued in absentia no black points will be issued.
A luxury car with expensive brakes outperformed my straight skid, closed our distance, and as I passed stopped me cold with a swerving
smack to my side.
The sixth car happened to be a deputy who saw the cars swerving
and stopped to investigate,'' said Deputy Theresa Dawson.
A motorist who had wrecked his car after swerving recklessly through traffic was taken in for psychiatric evaluation Friday evening after a standoff that closed Palmdale Boulevard for more than hour.
Motorists said the man had been driving fast and swerving into the oncoming traffic for two miles before his vehicle ended up on the sidewalk in front of a tire store.
got worse and his vehicle rolled over onto its right side,'' Siordia said.